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Investigators close case of 2 deaths in Missouri Valley fire

February 20, 2018 - 1:00am
the building. A closed circuit surveillance system was in the building but was destroyed in the fire. No evidence of foul play was found in

Acid explosion causes blaze, damages Orangeburg industry

February 19, 2018 - 11:30pm
Services responded. Hazardous materials teams from Orangeburg County and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control inspected

Asphalt tank catches fire, explodes in Commerce City

February 19, 2018 - 3:37pm
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Fire officials say an asphalt tank caught fire at the United Asphalts plant in Commerce City this morning. A

Chemical Smell Forced Evacuation Of Brooklawn School Monday

February 13, 2018 - 10:22am
PARSIPPANY, NJ — Brooklawn Middle School was evacuated Monday afternoon after a chemical smell was detected, Parsippany Police told Patch. A

Springfield propane leak forces more than 150 out of apartments

February 12, 2018 - 8:33pm
. Fairfax County firefighters say two 1,000-gallon propane cylinders rolled down a hill and were leaking. A vapor cloud had formed. Haz-mat

Water vapor spews from oil rig in Chickasha, workers evacuated

February 12, 2018 - 12:07pm
it. No one on location was in harms way at any time," Kristin Thomas, Continental Public Relations, said. No injuries have been reported at

Fuel Spill Threatens French Broad River

February 7, 2018 - 10:06am
of gallons of petroleum leaked into the waterway from an above ground storage tank located on the Mountain Energy Bulk Fuel facility, at 288

At Least 1,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into N. Carolina River

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
the oil spilled from an above-ground storage tank at the Mountain Energy Bulk Fuel Facility, around 100 feet (30 meters) from the river.

CO3 leak contained at Albemarle's Magnolia South plant

February 5, 2018 - 3:29pm
said in a statement. According to chemical references, sulfur trioxide fumes when exposed to air. The gas is colorless but has a pungent

Savannah Fire responds to ammonia spill

February 5, 2018 - 12:01pm
18 a.m. A 200-gallon spill of aqueous ammonia was contained to the interior of a warehouse and 20 employees were evacuated, said Jenel Few,

Fire sprinklers keep flames in check at Santa Ana business

February 5, 2018 - 1:41am
a hazardous-materials team sent inside to check the premises for chemicals and see if there was any spillage, Kurtz said. No injuries were

12 Firefighters hurt battling R.I. chemical fire were released from hospital - The Boston Globe

January 30, 2018 - 9:55am
said. Valletta said about 25 chemicals were discovered inside the building, including cyanide and sulfuric acid. “We’re currently waiting

BRIEF-QAF Informs Of Ammonia Leak At Warehouse At Fishery Port Road​ On Jan 26

January 30, 2018 - 8:02am

Possible Gas Leak at School, 200 Students Evacuated

January 30, 2018 - 3:47am
officials say about 200 students at a Vermont school have been evacuated after a possible gas leak. WPTZ-TV reports the fire department

Industrial Fire On Central Coast Visible For Miles, But No One Hurt

January 29, 2018 - 7:19pm
blaze at Composite Plastics started after some resin was spilled during a mixing operation. No one was hurt, but the building was heavily

Chemical Fire Produces Huge Smoke Plume In Santa Maria Valley

January 29, 2018 - 7:02pm
of the building handed firefighters the chemical data sheets spelling out the types of substances inside the building housing a plastics

Fire closes Sierra Nevada taproom for the day

January 29, 2018 - 2:47pm
River Taproom experienced a minor kitchen fire before opening. There were no injuries, and the fire was quickly extinguished. Due to an

911 Calls from Fatal Oklahoma Rig Explosion

January 29, 2018 - 11:20am
heard and saw just moments after the gas rig burst into flames. FirefighterNation: Remains of Missing Oklahoma Gas Workers Recovered &

Building evacuated as Massillon firefighters battle blaze

January 29, 2018 - 11:02am
by Appliance Liquidators. Employees of the business said they were told to evacuate the building and escaped unharmed. Employees said it is

Massive Blaze Destroys CT Waste Facility

January 29, 2018 - 8:54am
were setting up air monitoring stations and planned the nearby Willimantic River for hazardous materials generated from the fire. ___ (c)